Children's Center

Children's Center

The Children's Center will reopen for the Fall 2021 semester.

The official first day for the Center's reopening will be Wednesday August 25th, 2021.
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester. 
The Children’s Center staff is available to help facilitate the application/registration process. New applications for admission can be forwarded to the following emails: or

Enrollment in the Children's Center is available to child(ren) of John Jay students, ages 6 months through 5 years. Faculty/Staff child care is on a first come, first serve basis, after enrollment priority is given to John Jay student parents.



With the on-going pandemic, The John Jay College Children’s Center continues to support student parents using the online Zoom platform to provide distance learning opportunities for children and parents. As we have transitioned to distance learning, our goal is to continue to provide age-appropriate learning activities for children and families. These activities include early literacy, art, sensory activities, and music and movement. The teaching staff at The Children’s Center plans daily  curriculum and activities that are individualized for children’s needs and interest. Zoom meeting times and schedules are arranged with parents to engage and participate in these activities. 

To foster and continue building relationships with families, we are also engaging in a variety of family activities that bring everyone together at the same time to connect and support each other. On-going communication, providing resources and connecting with families  is paramount during these uncertain times.

Families interested in applying to The Children’s Center should forward their application to:




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